Year 6 Sycamore 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Mrs Johnson (Class Teacher) Mrs Reid (TA)
We have a very busy half term ahead of us but I'm sure your children will rise to the challenge. I'm very proud of how hard they are working at the moment. They really are an absolute pleasure to work with!
On this page you will find out everything you need to know about Year 6 and be able to keep up to date with information, class letters and our termly newsletters. Don't forget to follow our learning on our school Twitter and Facebook pages.
Bath, Body and Beyond
Year 6 were very excited to launch their new business in assembly this morning. They have worked very hard to vote on managerial roles depending on their skills, write a business plan and persuasive letter to Mr Armer and place six practise orders! The profit is going to trips after SATs (hopefully Oaklands!) and their prom. Before the Year 6 leave, they will train the current Year 5s to take over in September. Every child will have the opportunity to operate a business when they get to Year 6.
If you would like to order some of their Body Shop products, follow the link below to view the catalogue. You can download an order form here or collect one from the Year 6 classroom.
Thank you very much for your support!
Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting journey with Charles Darwin and his crew on the HMS Beagle.
During this half term, we’re going to investigate a range of animal specimens, describing the characteristics of the creatures, and labelling their body parts using software. We’ll use a range of non-fiction books to investigate adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. After examining letters and journal entries written by Darwin, we’ll write our own examples. We’ll collect natural items and discover what plants live around our school. We’ll retrace Darwin’s steps using maps and create sketchbooks to record the plants, flowers and trees we encounter. Using maps and globes, we’ll plan an expedition. What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter?
At the end of the ILP, we’ll think about why the Galapagos Islands developed such diverse animal life, and why they might be under threat. We’ll also think about what Darwin would have worked on if he were alive today. How would he use our technology?
SATs Meeting 17 01 20
Many thanks to the parents who came to the SATs meeting last night, it was lovely to see you!
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- This is the link to The School Run we discussed: https://www.theschoolrun.com/.
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I have added some files which you may find useful to support your child. This includes:
- Year 5/6 spellings
- Year 3/4 spellings
- 200 High Frequency Spellings
- SPaG glossary
It is important that we have strong lines of communication between ourselves and home; if you have any concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact us. We kindly ask that you speak to us at the end of the day. Once the children are in, we cannot come out again as our teaching responsibilities have begun. Miss Dunning is always on the KS2 door if you have any messages you would like passing on to Mrs Johnson or Mrs Reid.
Working with Year 6 this year is Mrs Reid (Monday to Thursday) who will help to support the children with their English and Maths work. On a Monday afternoon, the class will be taken by Mrs Allmand for PHSCE and VARA Sports for an indoor PE session.
As you will see from our class timetable, Indoor P.E is taught on Monday afternoons and our Outdoor Games session is on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure the correct kit is clearly named and brought to school on the these days. In the colder months, for Outdoor Games, this will mean a warm top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
English and Maths homework tasks are set alternately on a Thursday and are to be returned on Monday. Alongside that, your child will be given spellings in their lesson on Tuesdays to learn.
The chidren have their Oxford Reading Buddy login and an Oxford Reading Tree book. They are expected to complete independent reading daily and this should be clearly recorded in their Reading Journals which will be checked every Monday. It is vital that children choose a book which interests them and is at the right level for them to enjoy it.
Please can all maths work be completed in pencil and English work in black pen. It is important that standards of presentation remain high. Please note that any homework handed in late will not be marked by the teacher.
If you have any questions or queries about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ideas for working from home:
- Sumdog: don't forget to log in to SumDog weekly to complete Maths, Reading and Spelling activities. Remember the more games you complete, the more points you earn and the more levels you unlock! What are you waiting for!
- Times Tables Rock Stars: times tables help us in all areas of Maths and it is important that we know times tables facts up to 12x12 as well as related division facts. Log in to your Times Tables Rock Stars to practise those facts for quicker recall.
- Super Mover: be a super mover and get active while you learn. Follow the link to practise your times tables or SPaG. www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers
- SATs Revision: check out the following links for SATs Revision too - BBC Bitesize SATs Revision